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Soil scientist researches nature versus nurture in microorganisms

Ember Morrissey, assistant professor of environmental microbiology in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, uncovered that nature significantly affects how the tiny organisms under our feet respond to their current...
10-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hand in glove: WVU researchers test safety measures for coal industry

While researchers at West Virginia University were testing coal miners’ safety gloves to help reduce lost-time accidents, they went a step further. Eduardo Sosa, a research associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering in the...
26-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU College of Law Professors Fought to Disclose Opioid Pill Data

Patrick McGinley and Suzanne Weise represented pro bono the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette-Mail and its parent company, HD Media, in a year-long federal court legal battle to force the public release of government information identifying the...
23-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU researchers dig in to find ways to reclaim marginal lands, economies

Out of the 10 million acres of land damaged by extractive industries in Appalachia, about 500,000 lie in the borders of West Virginia. Rather than discarding the region’s history, West Virginia University researcher Zachary Freedman sees the...
18-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Study How Brain Cells Stress Each Other Out for Their Own Good

There’s a fine line between helpful and harmful inflammation. WVU School of Medicine researchers Gordon Meares and Savannah Sims want to explore it. They and their colleagues are investigating how inflammation spreads throughout the brain and what...
22-May-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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West Virginia University becomes first in U.S. to offer technical art history degree

Students interested in the science behind art and its conservation will now be able to study at West Virginia University in the Bachelor of Arts in Technical Art History program, the first degree of its kind in the nation.
16-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researcher studies incurable blood disease usually diagnosed in children

Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University. Wei Du, an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy, is investigating the link...
10-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The economics of opioids: Fentanyl has a steep price tag in lives, lab costs and resources

Researchers at West Virginia University have studied the overwhelming, detrimental effects of opioid abuse on this state and the nation, and a new wave of the epidemic may be the most daunting yet.
9-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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